Gap Fill - Antarctic Icefish - Level 6


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Scientists in Antarctica have made a and welcome discovery - the world's largest ground for fish. Researchers from Germany's Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research came across the fish while mapping the of the Antarctic Weddell Sea. They discovered of around 60 million icefish breeding in an area 240 square kilometers in size. The research team had been towing a of cameras to a depth of 530 metres under the Weddell Sea for . Deep-sea biologist Autun Purser commented on the . He said: "The idea that such a huge breeding of icefish in the Weddell Sea was previously undiscovered is totally ."

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